CITY of York Hockey Club Men IV made a triumphant start to the season by beating Slazengers II 4-2 on Yorkshire League division one’s opening day.

The visiting City found themselves on the back foot from the start, going two down before half-time.

But a much more spirited display from York in the second half wrested the game from Slazengers and, with goals from Jonathan Kilmartin, Rob Prentice and David Catteral (2), City triumphed.

City of York V beat club-mates City of York III 3-2 in a friendly.

In an even game where the III outfit had more of the play, they struggled to break down the V team’s defence.

Rob Barker scored first to put City V in the lead, with City III equalising soon after.

Jonathan Trowsdale scored a penalty flick after Alex Stephenson was brought down by the keeper.

City III equalised with five minutes to go, only for Rob Barker to score after a good counter attack to win the game.

City of York X Badgers won 3-0 at Huddersfield Badgers in their Men’s Development north division season-opener.

Roman Lofthouse opened the scoring and was joined on the scoresheet by Bea Thomson and Chloe Robinson.

City of York I had their game called off.

A new-look City of York Ladies IV beat Huddersfield Dragons 5-0 in Yorkshire Women’s League division three.

Ruby Morton, Katie Marsden (2), Lauren Simpson (2) were all on target, with Steph Young providing a fantastic assist for Simpson’s second.

City of York Ladies V began their division five north campaign with an 11-0 win over the VI team.

Player-of-the-match Holly Clayden bagged five against the battling City VI side, with Sarah Davies, Lily Winter and Morgan Appleby (4) also on target.

City of York Ladies I had their game called off.

ACOMB Hockey Club Men I started their Yorkshire League division one 2020/21 season with a 3-2 home defeat to Sheffield Hallam IV.

With strikes from Matt Dickenson and Pete Skitmore, the Tangerines almost fought back from a three-goal deficit.

The visitors put the tangerine defence under some pressure early on as Acomb found their routines amassing game.

Halfway through the first period, Sheffield netted and, five minutes before the break, doubled their lead.

Acomb player-of-the-match James Tindall started putting forward motion, making good runs and delivering crosses which did not fall to a tangerine stick.

Sheffield scored a third from a penalty corner routine but Acomb responded well and Dickenson scored a penalty stroke after a penalty corner strike hit a defender’s foot on the goal-line.

With six minutes remaining, Skitmore’s penalty corner strike hit a defender’s stick, lifting it past a prone keeper.

This led to an onslaught on the visitors’ goal but it came to nothing and Sheffield left with all three points.

Acomb Men II started their division four north campaign with a 4-2 defeat to Harrogate V.

The game got off to a rocky start with the Tangerines slipping up in the starting moments and gifting the opposition a one-goal lead.

Keeping their heads high, Acomb picked up the play and looked to battle back.

Good stick skills and link-up play between John Forecast and Neil Hutchins finished with Harry Ellis slotting the ball into the net and brought the game back level.

At the other end, superb defending from man-of-the-match Dave Richardson and saves from Mike Brown kept the game alive.

A Harrogate short corner in the first half saw a flick lifted into Phil Monk, putting the Tangerines a defender down. Midfielder Mark Ellis stepped up to take his place.

Harrogate continued to test Acomb and found a second goal before the end of the first half.

The second half saw Harrogate strong on the counter-attack, testing the defence.

Acomb largely remained strong against the breaks but still conceded two more goals.

With seconds left on the clock, Acomb newcomer Matt Besford secured a debut goal before the final whistle.

Acomb Ladies triumphed in their opening fixture of Yorkshire Women’s League division two, winning 3-1 at a youthful Ben Rhydding IV.

The Tangerines were relegated from division one last season after a tough 2019/20 campaign.

In a solid all-round performance, Roxy Farris, Keira Woods and Hannah Yoward all scored to secure a winning start.